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Blockchain Summer School

COMING BACK IN THE SUMMER OF 2022 (somewhere in Europe — to be announced)

About the summer school

This summer school, a world first, addresses the legal opportunities and challenges created by blockchain for competition law, intellectual property, and privacy law.

It is designed for legal experts, including, lawyers, practitioners, master and Ph.D. students (enrolled in a law degree), governmental agencies’ case handlers, academics, officials and representatives, policy officers, judges and anyone interested in understanding how blockchain will challenge our societies as well as our legal systems. Technical knowledge of blockchain is not required (no worries).

Dr. Thibault Schrepel (creator and coordinator of the summer school)

Contact Info

Dr. Thibault Schrepel

t.schrepel@uu.nl

8 – 12 July 2019 (first edition)

Utrecht University

Netherlands

Our Speakers (edition 2019)

Thibault Schrepel

Utrecht University

Olga Mack

Berkeley University

Catalina Goanta

Maastricht University

Chris Pike

OECD (Senior Competition Expert)

David Saive

Oldenburg University

Alexandra Giannopoulou

University of Amsterdam

Sebastian Louven

Oldenburg University

Riyanka Roy Choudhury

Stanford Law School

Marc Taverner

Bitfury

Charlotte Salemans

Deloitte

Valeria Ferrari

Amsterdam University

Peter Kits

Deloitte

Day 1

8 JULY 2019

Blockchain & antitrust law

Talk by Thibault Schrepel, Catalina Goanta & Marieke Hopman

Schedule

09:00-09:30

09:30-11:00

11:00-12:30

14:00-16:00       17:00

Welcoming – Café  

The history and ideology of blockchain

Blockchain 101 and general legal issues

Blockchain and abuses of dominant positions
Drinks

Day 2

9 july 2019

Blockchain & antitrust law

Talk by Chris Pike, Sebastian Louven, David Saive & Thibault Schrepel

Schedule

09:45-12:00

14:00-16:00  

    16:00-17:00         18:00

BLOCKCHAIN & CARTELS

Antitrust by design: a compliance-conscious design of blockchain

  Antitrust & blockchain: an OECD perspective


BOAT ON tHE cANAL

Day 3

10 july 2019

Blockchain, data protection & IP: theory and practice

Talk by Olga Mack, Charlotte Salemans & Peter Kits

Schedule

10:00-12:00

    14:00-16:30

  17:00-18:30

Blockchain & IP: when one challenges the other  

Blockchain & GDPR in practice 

Opening Ceremony of Utrecht Summer Schools at the Janskerk

Day 4

11 july 2019

Blockchain, data protection & IP: when code is law

Talk by Alexandra Giannopoulou, Valeria Ferrari & Riyanka Roy Choudhury

Schedule

10:00-12:00

    14:00-16:00       18:00

Blockchains and the GDPR: when technology means regulation

Blockchain & Copyright Laws: Legal Technology  Dinner

Day 5

12 july 2019

Blockchain in practice: startups’ point of view

Talk by (Jonathan Knegtel (Blockdata) & Marc Taverner (Bitfury)

Schedule

09:15-10:45         11:00-12:30         12:00-13:00

A look at real world blockchain adoption  

Blockchain use cases from one of the world’s largest blockchain companies

Handing out of certificates

Our Sponsors

To be announced